Children’s Privacy: The power and harms of Kidfluence

“Child labor” conjures images of kids working in factories or fields – and it goes far back through human history. A new paper, Play Is a Child’s Work, shows today’s tech world has its own ways of using kids for labor – in large part via social media, which has pulled kids in as influencers, whether on a small scale, or as media-savvy kidfluencers with masses of followers. Alarms have been raised about lines blurring between marketing to children, marketing by children, and recently the cultivation of them as super consumers.

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Salesforce Connects AI-Based Marketing Apps with Data from CDP and Google

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Salesforce kicked off its big Connections conference yesterday, and if you’re surprised the focus was on generative AI, you haven’t been paying attention.  Still, the focus this time was on marketing applications that draw on Salesforce CDP data, so it’s right up our alley.  They also announced direct access to Google BigQuery data, ticking the “zero-copy” box as well.

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